Description : Green smoothies are not the sugary concoctions that come to mind when people hear the word "smoothie." They are instead highly nutritious creations that are intended to increase energy, boost metabolism, burn fat, and cleanse the body of toxins. Green smoothies utilize fresh, healthful foods, "superfoods", and a multitude of fantastic ingredients that together offer amazing health benefits.The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Smoothies starts with the health benefits of green smoothies and how to make them properly and fully enjoy them, while the bulk of the book is comprised of 150 fun, nutritious, and delicious recipes, supplemented with numerous variations throughout.
Description : Vegan cooking is often associated with being healthy, but it's not always low in fat. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Low-Fat Vegan Cooking brings a fresh and delicious approach to the vegan kitchen, but minus so much of the fat that can often be added to make vegan dishes more flavorful. The vegan chef will open readers up to a universe of fantastic, 100% vegan recipes that offer the added benefit of being low in fat and lower in calories. Readers will be able to craft menus and discover recipes that go from variations on everyday comfort foods to delicious, nutrient-dense dishes that offer maximum nutritional benefit.
Description : The Complete Idiot's Guide® Greens Cookbook includes more than 200 mostly vegan and many vegetarian recipes for greens and provides nutritional and preparation information to help readers get the most flavor and nutrition from the greens they eat. In addition to traditional greens, this cookbook covers many newly-popular greens, such as bok choy, beet, kale, and dandelion.
Description : The healthy vegan diet-made easy. Vegans face their own special challenges when it comes to nutrition and this book provides answers. There are about one million vegans in the U.S. and about 50,000 new ones every year. A growing number of physicians advocate a completely plant-based diet for many of their patients who suffer from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Plant-Based Nutrition, readers will find: ? Where to get nutrients that others get from meat and dairy. ? How to avoid the vegan pitfall of overfed but undernourished. ? How to spot hidden animal ingredients in packaged foods. ? Tips for eating at restaurants. ? Special considerations for children and seniors.
Description : Juice fasting can be a powerful, transformative undertaking that does absolute wonders for the body. From detoxifying and cleansing, to weight loss, to increased energy and a reinvigorated digestive system, a juice fast can transform the body in a matter of weeks, or even days. However, maintaining a fast can also be a difficult undertaking without proper instruction and an understanding of the nutritional components of the fast - so clear guidance and recipes that satisfy the palate are essential to success. The authors of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Juice Fasting take readers through a number of different fasts and help them choose the right fast to lose the pounds, cleanse their systems of undesirable waste and toxins, and be on their way to feeling renewed and recharged. The authors arm readers with over 75 fantastically delicious and powerful juice recipes that will not only give readers what they crave in taste, but will help them fully recognize the transformational benefits of the juice fast.
Description : A healthy body requires a raw strategy. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Raw Food Detox details the best foods for detoxifying and cleansing the body for people suffering from everything from irritable bowel syndrome to unsuccessful weight loss efforts - or anyone who just wants to feel healthier. Beginning with what detoxifying and cleansing are and what they do, this book details what to eat, how to prepare it, and in what combinations and amounts. The author also provides several 15-day detoxifying and cleansing regimens for both the beginning and experienced raw food enthusiast: ? Interest in raw foods has been growing rapidly for years. ? Many high-profile stars, such as Beyoncé Knowles, have been widely reported using raw-food cleanses. ? Dr. Oz has added a "Raw Food Challenge" to his website in which he encourages people to include much more raw food into their diets.
Description : Discusses the health and nutritional benefits of eating raw foods in terms of promoting weight loss, healing, and energy; examines the anti-aging properties of raw foods; and includes more than one hundred recipes for delicious and healthful meals that are rich in fiber, antioxidants, and lactobacilli. Original.
Description : The Complete Idiot's Guide to the pH Balance Diet is a guide for readers who are suffering from symptoms that may be caused by an unbalanced pH level in their blood. Healthy human blood is slightly alkaline, and the theory behind the pH balance diet is that an acid-producing diet (that includes lots of grains, meats, sugar, and dairy) is the cause of a number of chronic diseases, debilitating symptoms, and weight gain. It is believed that by balancing blood pH through a diet of alkaline-producing foods, the body's natural equilibrium can be restored and negative symptoms and conditions can be reversed. Readers will learn from a comprehensive food list what alkaline foods are right for them and how, through a program of meal plans and delicious, healthy recipes, they can bring their natural pH levels back into balance and restore their health.
Description : The TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes) Diet is a low saturated fat, low cholesterol diet that was originally designed to help high-risk patients reduce their high blood cholesterol levels, as well as lowering risk for developing heart disease and suffering future heart attacks. However, this diet isn't just for those dealing with health problems, because recent studies have also revealed that TLC happens to be one of the healthiest and best overall diets for anyone interested in a healthier lifestyle. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked TLC as the #2 best overall diet, as well as being one of the best diets for heart healthy eating (#2) and overall healthy eating (#2). The TLC Diet was created by the National Institutes of Health's National Cholesterol Education Program and is considered a medically-sound and well-researched diet. As opposed to gimmick diets that are often debunked, this diet will be around for the long term. However, unlike other diets that offer a step-by-step plan, TLC requires effort and attention on the part of the follower for long-term success. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the TLC Diet offers readers a structured program not only for eating and cooking for TLC success, but it offers guidance for healthy lifestyle changes that will provide a non-gimmick, medically-proven plan for anyone interested in healthy, life-changing results. Readers will learn the often confusing differences between "good" and "bad" cholesterol, how to cook and eat right to get the desired results, and how to change their lives for the better with this sound, healthy program.
Description : Time to veg out! This updated and revised guide to the joys of vegetarianism features - for the first time - 75 delicious recipes! You will learn how to prepare and savor main dishes and sides, smoothies, breakfasts, snacks, and more. A great introduction to the vegetarian lifestyle, this edition has tips on changing eating habits as painlessly as possible and covers the health and psychological aspects of going "veg".